Category Archives: Taking my Body Back

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in 2010, Jennifer Merschdorf chronicles her “new normal” while training for the YSC Tour de Pink rides to take her body back from cancer. You will also find posts on body image, sexuality and other topics unique to young women with breast cancer.

Kara Guzzetti

  Kara Guzzetti, Philadelphia Mets F2F Network Leader & YSC Tour de Pink® East Coast Rider from Team “Fighting Phillies” Kara, at right, at a metastatic breast cancer conference. Kara was starting her career as a lawyer when, at the … Continue reading

Ishiuan Hargrove, M.M.Sc, DABR

  Ishiuan Hargrove, M.M.Sc, DABR — Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer at the Watson Clinic LLP, breast cancer advocate & Tour de Pink rider At age 33, just five months after Ishiuan (e-shane) gave birth to her second child, she … Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at October and How To See It All

  There is so much going on this week and throughout October that I want to give you a sneak peak as well as some tips on where and how to keep up with all the exciting events, stories and launches … Continue reading

Fall Is Almost Here and YSC Tour de Pink Is Right Around the Corner! (Oh yeah!!!)

  With my first year behind me, I am more confident in my ability to train this year on my awesome 2012 Liv/giant YSC Avail Inspire bike, designed by Emily Gresh, a fellow young breast cancer survivor and TdP rider. … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Wig Buying Tips from an Expert

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and told you’ll need chemo and your hair will fall out is hard enough. The last thing you need is drama when you shop for a wig. By sharing a few tips of lessons I learned … Continue reading

If I Can Do It, You Can Too!!!

Most people that have been around me in the past year probably know that I have been living my life loosely based on two phrases post treatment: Life is short. Live life to the fullest. Having a support group and … Continue reading

YSC Tour de Pink – Why? Well, Why Not?!

Many people think I ride in YSC Tour de Pink because I have been involved since day one and think “how can I not.”  In all honesty, that is a part of it, but the biggest reason I ride is … Continue reading

Breast cancer stole my pretty, but I snagged it back.

Ten days after my diagnosis, I started chemotherapy. I decided to take some sexy photos before my mastectomy. I never intended to show them to anyone. These photos were just for me. I wanted to capture and freeze this time … Continue reading

We Heart a Great Fit @ Nordstrom

YSC is excited to partner with Nordstrom on the “We heart a great fit” event April 26–27.  Nordstrom stores across the country will be hosting a bra fitting event this Friday and Saturday, where professional fitters will be on hand to … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Tour de Pink 2013 … It’s Time!

For many of us across the country, it feels like spring will never come; as winter drags on, the last thing many of us are thinking about is our bike. Actually — I am not sure if that is true … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back